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Man found dead along Columbia hiking trail

Man found dead along Columbia hiking trail

December 21st, 2011 in News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Columbia police say the suspicious death of a man found by a jogger near a hiking trail is being investigated as a homicide.

The body was discovered around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the dead end of a street near the MKT Trail, which connects to Missouri's Katy Trail. Police later identified the victim as 43-year-old Timothy Ray.

Investigators say Ray suffered lacerations to his upper body. The cause of death hasn't been determined, but police say they've classified the death as a homicide.

Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down information about Ray or any suspicious activity in the area.

Information from: KXEO-AM,